Trip Planner: Europe / Slovakia / Banska Bystrica Region / Zvolen / Historic Sites / Pusty Hrad (Deserted Castle)
Pustý hrad is a castle whose ruins are located on a forested hill in the southern part of Zvolen in central Slovakia. With an area of 76,000 m² it is arguably one of the largest medieval castles in Europe. The original name was Zvolen Castle or Old Zvolen; Pustý hrad (meaning "deserted castle") is a much later name used to distinguish the ruin from the present-day Zvolen Castle. Pustý hrad consists of two parts, the Upper Castle and the Lower Castle.The strategic hill site upon the river Hron attracted settlers as early as the late Stone Age (Baden culture). A stone-earth wall discovered in 2009 under the western line of medieval fortification included shreds of pottery from the late Stone Age inside its filling. Research carried out at the Upper Castle in 1992 - 2008 by Václav Hanuliak also identified stone walls built during the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. Excavations have unearthed many precious prehistoric artifacts, including several big bronze treasures of the Lusatian culture, fragments from the Kyjatice culture, and even pottery imported from the Roman Empire. The subsequent Slavic medieval castle was founded in the 9th century.Put Pusty Hrad (Deserted Castle) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Zvolen travel itinerary planner.
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Príjemná prechádzka aj s malými deťmi s prekrásnym kruhovým výhľadom na celé okolie Zvolena. Z vrchu vidno kopce Nízkych Tatier a Veľkej Fatry. Hore sú ohniská kde sa dá opekať alebo grilovať. Nenároč... more »A pleasant walk even with young children with a beautiful circular view of the whole area. The hills can be seen from the top of the Low Tatras and Big Fatra. At the top are the outbreaks where you can toast or Broil. Lightweight výletík for the whole family to follow.View original
Príjemná prechádzka, nenáročná fyzicky a ani na čas - určite aj pre rodiny s deťmi, pre domácich miláčikov. Vhodné taktiež na beh príp. na bicykel pre zdatných. Možnosť zvoliť kratšiu a dlhšiu trasu, ... more »A pleasant walk, demanding physically, and even the time-certainly for families with children, for pets. Suitable also for the run. on your bike for savvy. The option to choose a shorter and a longer route, both in the forest environment. From the top there is a beautiful view of the city of Zvolen and in good viditeĺnosti also to Donovaly.View original
Pre milovníkov turistiky je to primalý "kopček" - vyšľapete ho aj za 45 minút, hore v podstate nič nie je, len zopár pôvodných hradieb, ale výhľad je naozaj krásny a navyše sa môžete čo-to dozvedieť a... more »For lovers of tourism it is a small "scoop"-vyšľapete it for 45 minutes, up basically nothing there, just a few of the original walls, but the view is really nice and you can learn a thing or two from the marked signs. Is it possible to go up the sidewalk, but also an asphalted road. There tends to be enough visitors, whether it is cold or the summer. I recommend a common output every year in early September, when lives and. ..View original
Beautiful place with nice view of Zvolen. It's still a bit of a hike to get there, so might be a little challenging with young kids, but still very well worth it.
Nice place, short 40 min hike up. Very steep
Super ľahšia túra, kde dostanete za odmenu nádherný výhľad a zrúcaniny.
Boris FerenčukThe ruins of the Pustého Castle provide a magnificent view of the Štiavnické vrchy, Kremnické vrchy, circular Javorie, Zvolen's fold, the river Hron, the field, the southern part of the greater Fatra, Low Tatras, and of course a nice even less pretty industrial eastern part of Wikipedia. The place to get more (at least four) access routes. The total length of the trip on the Desolate Castle is approximately 3 hours, the trail from the parking lot under the Pustým castle can be šmykľavý during rainy weather. The total elevation tour is about 300 m. During the exit of the enrichment of a small and a large rock on the rock turning andezitové prospects.View original
Jaroslav VozárThe spectacular views. You must visit if you are in Zvolen. The output is simple and takes about 45 min at the top is plenty of seating.View original
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